Clinical Laboratory Science is a 3+1 program conducted in cooperation with OSF School of Clinical Laboratory Science in Peoria, Illinois. This program is designed to develop competent professionals who are skilled in both theory and the practice of laboratory procedures. Providing the backdrop for the clinical experience that makes up the final year of the program is a highly automated clinical laboratory, where a wide variety of routine and specialty test procedures are performed daily.
Clinical laboratory scientists may work as staff, managers, or consultants in hospitals, clinics, reference laboratories, or physician office labs. They may be generalists or may specialize in areas such as hematology, hemostasis, immunology, chemistry, blood banking, flow cytometry, molecular diagnostics, or microbiology. Clinical laboratory scientists may find employment as lab information specialists or work in quality management or infection control. Other opportunities may be found with laboratory supply vendors as technical specialists, service or sales representatives; in forensic science; and in education within medical centers and universities. Clinical laboratory scientists may also work in veterinary science centers or the armed forces, while others apply their lab skills outside of healthcare in agricultural, environmental or industrial labs in research, development, testing and quality control.
How It Works
Students spend 3 years studying at Eureka College and, if accepted by the OSF School of Clinical Laboratory Science, will continue studies there during the senior year. Upon successful completion of the fourth year, the student will be awarded a B.S. with a major in Clinical Laboratory Science from Eureka College.
A Eureka College student must successfully complete all general requirements and those for a major in Clinical Laboratory Science at Eureka College and must accumulate 88 semester hours of credit prior to the final year. It is the student’s responsibility to apply for the bachelor’s degree from Eureka College during the fall semester of the student’s year at OSF School of Clinical Laboratory Science.
Requirements for a Major in Clinical Laboratory Science
|A minimum of 55 hours of coursework consisting of the following:|
|BIO141W||Principles of Biology I||4|
|BIO142||Principles of Biology II||4|
|CHM321 or CHM421||Biochemistry I or II||3|
|Plus the following supporting courses:|
|CHM131||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHM132||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHM220||Organic Chemistry I||4|
|CHM221||Organic Chemistry II||4|
|HED179||First Aid, CPR, and Injury Prevention||1|
|MAT265||Quantitative Methods I||3|
Fourth Year at OSF
The fourth year at OSF School of Clinical Laboratory Science includes 32 semester hours of the following required courses, which will be entered on the Eureka College transcripts as pass.
|Clinical Chemistry I (Lecture and Lab)||6|
|Clinical Chemistry II (Lecture and Lab)||3|
|Clinical Hematology (Lecture and Lab)||5|
|Clinical Hemostasis (Lecture and Lab)||1|
|Clinical Immunohematology (Lecture and Lab)||4|
|Clinical Immunology (Lecture and Lab)||3|
|Clinical Microbiology I (Lecture and Lab)||5|
|Clinical Microbiology II (Lecture and Lab)||3|
|Special Topics in Clinical Laboratory Science||1|
|Clinical Management and Education||1|